Merry Christmas in Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka. In Hawaii, Christmas is celebrated in the aloha style. Santa wears a Hawaiian shirt and Christmas dinner is generally luau instead of a formal dinner at home. Gifts are bought for everyone. Hawaiians seem to be more generous than most people during Christmas. It is a tradition to make sure everyone is included.
Hawaiians go to church on Christmas morning, if that is an important part of your religious tradition. Later they plan a luau, which consists of an outdoor dinner with roasted Kalua pork in an “imu” or underground oven. They make leis, or Hawaiian necklaces, for their friends and family to use.
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Merry Christmas: Mele Kalikimaka
They also enjoy the sound of Christmas bells played with acoustic guitars. Later they wait for Menehune Santa to arrive with the gifts in his Christmas boat or his red canoe, dressed for the weather, with shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. It is said that his elves row up to take the boat to the shore.
Hawaiian families cook traditional Christmas sweets, such as cheesecake and sweet potato with “haupia,” or coconut, frozen.
Finally, they listen to Hawaiian Christmas songs like “Po La’i E” or “Silent Night.”